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Massive traffic jams pester commuters in Srinagar

Dilapidated roads hinder smooth vehicular movement 
02:44 AM Apr 13, 2024 IST | Auqib Salam
massive traffic jams pester commuters in srinagar
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Srinagar, Apr 12: Various areas of the summer capital faced massive traffic jams on Friday taking toll on commuters.

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Commuters said that various areas including Boulevard, Nishat, Habak, Khanyar, Hazratbal, Dalgate, MA Road, Sanat Nagar witnessed traffic jams.

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“As the authorities know there is a huge traffic influx during festivals, there should have been additional cops on the ground to manage traffic” Sajid Ali, a commuter, said.

The locals said that traffic jams are getting worse with each passing day owing to dilapidated roads in Srinagar as well. They said the dug-up roads have made navigation through Downtown and other Srinagar areas inconvenient.

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“Nowpora road has been thrown open for traffic despite having open manholes and crates. This poses a risk of accidents,” said Abdul Hamid, a commuter.

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The commuters said that in the absence of traffic management, riders and minors with vehicles had a free run on the roads. SSP Traffic City, Muzaffar Ahmad Shah said that in view of Eid, there was a huge influx of traffic, which resulted in traffic jams.

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“Over the past week, there have been holidays, and gardens like the tulip garden witnessed a huge rush, which also triggered traffic jams in other routes. We are doing our best to ensure smooth traffic flow, and in the next couple of days, there will be a visible change in traffic jams. We are monitoring the situation and deploying our resources accordingly,” Shah said.

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